FreeConference Announces “Lunchtime Learning Series” Webinar with Bob Johansen from Institute for the Future

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference®, the leader in audio conferencing services, continues their series of free monthly webinars with a presentation from Bob Johansen, a ten-year forecaster from the renowned Institute for the Future. The Lunchtime Learning Series was created to celebrate FreeConference’s 12th anniversary as the nation’s first free audio conferencing service. The series of webinars spans topics of interest from the evolution of technology to economic trends to medical advancements.… Read more →

FreeConference.com Adds Google Calendar Integration to Suite of “Sync” Services

LOS ANGELES–June 20, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference®, the leader in audio conferencing services, has integrated its services with Google Calendar, providing seamless conference scheduling and sharing. This follows FreeConference “Sync” services with Evernote, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft Outlook, creating the most comprehensive set of organizational conferencing tools available.… Read more →

FreeConference Celebrates 12th Anniversary with “Lunchtime Learning Series” Webinars

LOS ANGELES–May 10, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference®, the leader in audio conferencing services, is launching a series of free monthly webinars to celebrate their 12th anniversary as the nation’s first free audio conferencing service.

“We are proud to celebrate our 12th anniversary with this program and are very appreciative of our customers’ loyalty.”

The monthly series kicks off on May 24th, 2012 with Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist at the Milken Institute in Los Angeles, as he reveals his insights on the global trends that affect us here at home. Mr. Klowden will share his expertise on the emerging middle class in China, new trade agreements, rising commodity prices, the dangers of the Euro and more. A Q&A will follow the presentation.

“The ‘Lunchtime Learning Series’ was created to bring users inspirational and valuable information from some of the country’s most interesting thought leaders on subjects ranging from global economic trends, to evolution of technology, to medical advancement. Our users can sharpen their minds while enjoying lunch,” commented Cliff Kaylin, COO of FreeConference. “We are proud to celebrate our 12th anniversary with this program and are very appreciative of our customers’ loyalty.”

Webinar Details:

Date: May 24th, 2012

Time: 12:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Subject: Global Trends on a Local Scale

Speaker: Mr. Kevin Klowden, Managing Economist, Milken Institute

 

Interested participants can sign up for this free webinar here.

Learn more about Kevin Klowden at the Milken Institute.

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

FreeConference Creates First Fully Featured Conferencing App for Windows Phone 7

LOS ANGELES–April 3, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference, the leader in audio conferencing services continues to build out its multi-platform communications strategy with applications that let users easily schedule and conduct conference calls at the touch of a button from their smart phones. FreeConference is the only fully featured conferencing app for the Windows Phone 7 platform boasting advanced conferencing features such as personalized greetings and conference call alerts. FreeConference applications are also available for iPhone and Android.

“Our mission is to create conferencing tools that meet the needs of today’s on-the-go business lifestyles,” says Chad Clawson, CEO of FreeConference. “Our phone apps includes the richest and most advanced feature set we’ve seen and we are extremely proud of that.”

“Our phone apps boast the richest and most advanced feature set we’ve seen and we are extremely proud of that.”

FreeConference Mobile Conferencing Features:

  • Log in with your existing FreeConference account or create a new one within the app
  • Easy to use scheduling tools
  • Send invitations via text message or email
  • Access your phone contact list to add participants
  • Alerts you when your conference is about to begin
  • One-touch dial-in inputs your call-in number and access code
  • Choose between either your 800 number or your toll number from your online account
  • Touch-tone hot key controls to manage your conference
  • Record a personalized greeting for your conference (subscription required)
  • Record your conference (subscription required)
  • Listen to your conference recordings and view your account statistics right on the phone
  • Call report details emailed after conference

Device Requirements: Compatible with Windows Phone 7.5 or higher. App may be installed from the Windows Phone Download Center.

FreeConference Windows Phone 7 App

Also available for download from the Apple Store: FreeConference iPhone App and for Android at Google play: FreeConference Android App.

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

 

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Introducing the Industry’s Most Dynamic Mobile Conferencing iPhone App by FreeConference 

LOS ANGELES–January 14, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE) – The FreeConference iPhone App is now available on iTunes. FreeConference for iPhone automatically connects to your existing FreeConference account, or you can sign up from within the app. Keep your conferencing info with you at all times, no matter how many conferences you schedule a week or a month. FreeConference for iPhone makes it easy and convenient to connect to your call: A one-touch dial-in inputs your call-in number and access code, for easy management of the conference from within the application.

FreeConference iPhone App provides immediate access to everything you’ll need to start conferencing, conveniently and easily, including features that give you control of:

  • Scheduling
  • Adding participants
  • SMS and email invitations
  • Quick Connect to conference calls
  • Managing groups and Contact lists

This app is free to download and advertisement-free. We realize most free apps offer a paid ad-free version; however, we wanted to keep consistent with our name, FreeConference. Users of this app will find it easy to schedule, invite, and connect to calls without the hindrance of ads.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling, and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.” –Chad Clawson (CEO-FreeConference)

Device Requirements: Compatible with iPhone. Requires iOS 4.0 or later. App may be installed from the iTunes store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/freeconference-mobile/id476365007?mt=8

About FreeConference:

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proven instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

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FreeConference.com Announces a New Feature: Personalized Greetings

LOS ANGELES — January 14, 2012 — (BUSINESS WIRE) — FreeConference.com, a leading provider of conference calling solutions and technology, has developed a feature that allows users to digitally record a custom greeting for their conference calls. This latest innovation allows the conference organizer to record a Personalized Greeting to welcome participants to the conference by recording a message with the desired conferencing details, announcements, or branding.

The conference organizer can record a greeting directly into their computer microphone when scheduling the conference call. The custom greeting will play for the invited participants, welcoming them to the conversation. The administrator has the option to add a default Personalized Greeting to any and all of their conferences. The administrator can also select to record a one-time greeting for specific web-scheduled reservations. Personalized Greetings features include:

  • Change greeting as often as desired.
  • No limit to the length of a personalized greeting.
  • Record greeting easily with a computer microphone.
  • Option to record a one-time use greeting during the scheduling process.
  • Feature can be added to any plan for $1.99 a month or $6.99 for 6 months.

“Personalized Greetings evolves conference calling. Our development team is dedicated to upgrading our users’ experience with new enabling technologies. Personalized Greetings does just that. Our customers are highly imaginative and are always finding creative ways to use conference calling. We are very excited to see how and what they do. Personalized Greetings is the first of many new features we will be launching in the next three months.” – Jon Huntley, COO (FreeConference.com)

About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference logs billions of minutes a year in all-digital conferencing. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative, value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

Mobile app for Android

LOS ANGELES–January 14, 2012–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FreeConference.com, a leading teleconferencing company, announced the launch of its mobile app for Android. FreeConference Mobile provides immediate access to everything needed to conduct a conference call including features that give you control of scheduling, managing groups and contact lists, adding participants, SMS and email invitation. FreeConference Mobile automatically connects to your dial-in and ID number, for easy connect and management of the call from within the application.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.”

FreeConference.com realized the value of offering FreeConference.com on mobile phones, conferencing is made easy for those looking for a convenient way to manage and conduct conference calls wherever they may be. FreeConference, a telecommunications company, is consistently embracing new technologies such as mobile apps to connect their consumers conveniently and efficiently. The initial results of this particular product speaks for itself and shows the enormous opportunity conferencing mobile app technology presents for technical consumers to connect with respective business partners, clients, family, etc., and to meet their conferencing objectives.

FreeConference Mobile provides immediate access to everything you’ll need to start conferencing, conveniently and easily, including features that give you control of:

  • Scheduling
  • Adding participants
  • SMS and email invitations
  • Quick Connect to conference calls
  • Managing groups and contact lists

FreeConference Mobile automatically connects to your existing FreeConference account, or you can sign up within the app.

“We saw an ideal opportunity with mobile apps, realizing the market value of managing, scheduling and making conference calls from a mobile phone. I can easily see this becoming the norm for the conference call industry within the next 2 years or so.” – Chad Clawson (CEO)

Device Requirements

The FreeConference Mobile App requires Android OS version 2.0 and up. App may be installed from the Android store here: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.gcp.conference.android.fc

About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves well over a billion minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference product offerings have proved instrumental in inspiring individuals to embrace the convenience of teleconferencing. The services are productive, administrative tools for gathering groups of every size quickly, conveniently, and without restriction. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

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FreeConference Announces Evernote Integration

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — FreeConference now works with Evernote to let you seamlessly capture and find all of your conferencing notes. With Evernote, your notes will always be at your fingertips, whether you’re on your PC, tablet or smartphone to auto create notes when a call is scheduled.

FreeConference.com, a leading provider of conference calling solutions, recognized the needs of users to be more efficient in the management of their conference calls. Evernote allows the user to improve their productivity and manage their conference calls, notes and related information on multiple devices. By including Evernote, FreeConference enables improved workflow by increasing productivity and enhancing the storage of notes, so details from important conference calls are never lost or forgotten.

“Taking notes during meetings is one of the most common uses of Evernote,” said Seth Hitchings, Evernote’s VP of Platform Strategy. “FreeConference’s new integration with Evernote makes it easier than ever for users to capture the important things that they need to remember from a conference call. We’re excited to have FreeConference join our partner community and provide our users with a convenient way to manage and remember their calls.”

Evernote gives the conference participant the ability to capture handwritten and typed notes, images, webpages and documents from a conference call and makes them easy to find. Scheduled conference information, images, screenshots, and notes are automatically sent to your FreeConference notebook or an existing notebook within Evernote. Images and notes are automatically processed, indexed, and made searchable. Printed and handwritten text inside your images and notes are made searchable in your conferencing notebook by simply entering keywords, titles, or tags.

Evernote has the perfect balance – it’s a lightweight collaboration tool, a full-featured note-taking app, and it’s ubiquitous. There’s a natural synergy with FreeConference as you use Evernote to store conference notes, reservation details, recordings, etc. –Cliff Kaylin, CTO FreeConference.com

Websites: https://evernote.freeconference.com/

http://evernote.com/about/trunk/items/freeconference?lang=en&layout=default&source=home

About FreeConference

FreeConference originated the free teleconferencing concept with highly automated, enterprise quality conferencing services for businesses, organizations and individuals requiring top-tier performance at little or no cost. Today, FreeConference serves billions of minutes a year of all-digital conference calls. FreeConference continues to lead the industry with innovative value-added audio and web conferencing options that let users customize just the conferencing features they need, and only when they need them. FreeConference is a service of Global Conference Partners™. For more information, visit www.freeconference.com.

About Evernote

Evernote is helping the world remember everything by building innovative products and services that allow individuals to capture, find and interact with their memories. Evernote is available on all major computer, web, mobile and tablet platforms. For more information, please visit: www.evernote.com.

Outlook Add-in FAQs

What do I need to use the Outlook Add-In?
The FreeConference Outlook Add-In works with the Microsoft Windows and requires Microsoft Outlook 2003 or a more recent version of Outlook. The add-in does not work on Office for Mac computers. top
Where do I get my Dial-in Number and Access Code?
Once you’ve installed the Outlook Add-In, you will be prompted to register or sign in. You will then see your Dial-in Number and Access Code. top
How much does it cost?
It is free to download the Outlook Add-In and to use our basic conferencing services. In order for conference participants to reach our centrally located facilities, each one must call a U.S. long distance telephone number that we provide. The only cost to participants is the long distance rate charged by each individual conference participant’s long distance carrier (Sprint, MCI, AT&T, etc.). We do not require the use of any specific carrier, nor do we know what rates you pay on your calling plan. If you can dial a U.S. phone number, you can use our service. top
I already have an account with FreeConference, including a Conference-On-Demand dial-in number. Is this the same number you use for the Outlook Add-In?
Yes, if you have an account at FreeConference, your On Demand dial-in number will be the same. top
Will I get the same conference information to use if I install the Outlook Add-In on multiple computers?
Yes, if your registration information (based on the email address you provide) is the same. If you wish to have a different account, you will need to register under a different email address.top
I have an older version of the Outlook Add-In. Do I need to uninstall the older version before installing the new one?
Yes, you can uninstall the add-in through your computer’s Control Panel by highlighting “Outlook Conference Manager for FreeConference” in your program list, then select “Remove” or “Uninstall”. top

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Schedule your next call with the FreeConference Outlook Add-In

The new FreeConference Outlook Add-In conveniently incorporates FreeConference into the Microsoft Outlook tools you already use. Easily schedule conference calls, send invitations, manage your preferences, review account information, and create recurring conferences using your existing contacts and meeting management tools. It does everything but dial.
Features & Benefits:
  • Version 3.0 adds support for 64-bit versions of Outlook.
  • Embeds conference information into your Outlook meeting invitation for automatic forwarding once meeting is scheduled.
  • Meeting subject and dial-in number pre-populated into email header for easy access.
  • Toggle between Premium (Toll-Free) and Standard (Toll) dial-in numbers.
  • Integrated with your existing Outlook contact database.
  • Allows you to check availability of participants while scheduling (if enabled within Outlook).
  • Allows full recurring meeting scheduling and unlimited future scheduling.
  • Automatically adds scheduled meeting and information into all participants’ Outlook calendar for easy access from desktop or synced smart phone.

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